What are dietary guidelines for a child with ADHD?

Dr. Shannon in his book, Please Don't Label My Child recommends the basic dietary guidelines for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms:
  • Stay well hydrated (dehydration prevents absorption of nutrients)
  • Get plenty of protein
  • Omega 3's
  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Supplements
While these guidelines seem straightforward and basic, many families find it difficult to stay within these simple guidelines. This is a good place to start since it is not complicated, and is fairly easy to follow. While many people debate about a gluten free diet, it is simple to get a gluten sensitivity test to determine if such a rigorous diet is necessary.

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